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I have been digiscoping for around 18 years now and through persistence and good equipment I am getting great results. I use a Swarovski 80hd spotting scope and a Sony RX100 camera which has just replaced my old faithful Nikon P5100. The majority of my bird watching takes place in County Durham in England which has a variety of different habitats from coast to moors. Digiscoping is great because it allows me to get good photos without disturbing birds. VIEW THE LATEST PHOTOBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Red Backed Shrike - South Gare

I checked the bird reports after getting back from Scotland and saw that a Red Backed Shrike had been spotted and showing well at South Gare in Cleveland.
I just had to get up early on the Sunday morning to get photos of it, Shrikes are my favourites, so hopefully it would still be there.
As I arrived I noticed another birder onto a bird, it had to be the Shrike. So I parked up and joined him, and saw that the bird was sat in full sunshine half way down a bush - out of the very strong wind that was blowing.
I got some great photos as I stayed with the bird for the next couple of hours - until too many people turned up to watch.  Then I moved on
What a stunning bird it is!

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